Posts in Pediatrics

ISMP leverages multidisciplinary expertise across hundreds of similar healthcare facilities to provide customized guidance on effective use of medication safety data.
Certain procedures performed in utero may require administering medications directly to the fetus. Typically, in a perinatal setting, the unborn baby is not yet registered as a patient and does not have an active medical record. Because an alternative does not exist, medications intended for the...
Problem : A 3-month-old baby girl was evaluated in an emergency department (ED) for a cough, congestion, difficulty breathing, and lethargy. A medication history was obtained from the baby’s parents to begin the reconciliation process. According to the parents, the baby was receiving 8 mL of KEPPRA...
Hospitals that have a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), or that otherwise care for neonates, may be using the current information from the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) to guide emergency efforts. If so, it’s important to know that, in the organization’s...
In early 2017, ISMP plans to update its list of high-alert medications to correspond with the release of a new ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment ® for High-Alert Medications . The new assessment tool, funded by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will allow hospitals and outpatient...
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From one day high-alert safety check-ups to comprehensive enterprise risk assessments, ISMP helps uncover systemic areas that are vulnerable to medication error risk in your organization.
Caffeine powder is marketed as a “pick-me-up”, and young people and athletes sometimes use it to make inexpensive, homemade caffeinated drinks and foods. But use of this powder can result in serious harm, including death.